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the overall story is great. loved hearing about the background of the players and coaches, but the some of the game's narration was a bit too detailed. I don't think that this was the right narrator for this story. something about his voice ... Just didn't match my expectation for a hockey story.
What made the experience of listening to The Boys of Winter the most enjoyable?
This event combined with a phenomenal sophomore NHL season by a guy named Wayne Gretzky helped turn me into a huge hockey fan. I thought I knew this whole story by heart. i was wrong. There was so much I didn't know. I knew the players by number, position, and school, but I never knew the men behind the uniforms. This book gives great insight into them by using a very clever framing device. it will appeal to both the casual fan who may not have been around to experience the "miracle" and to the sports know-it-all.
What did you like best about this story?
The storytelling was really well done. It sounds corny, but I actually got chills as the final seconds of the game ticked off.
Have you listened to any of Kirby Heyborne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Heyborne did a pretty good job, but after only a few minutes of listening it became very evident to me that he knows very little about hockey. He paces well and gives the text a lot of flair, but each time he said "blue line" as two separate words I would lose my mind. Hulk would have smashed his iPod.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It makes me smile. It's just a wonderful story about a bunch of college kids who were able to defeat the greatest team in the world.
Any additional comments?
Good story for a hockey family to listen to on a long trip.
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